Jul 29, 2009

The Cordova Tower at The Marquinton Residences

Bluewave Marquinton Mall is one of the few malls in Marikina City and what's unique about this particular mall is that within its area is the Marquinton Residences. The first two towers are finished and residents have already occupied them.

The 3rd building which is currently being constructed behind the Bluewave Marquinton Mall is to be known as The Cordova Tower. Here is an audio-video presentation of the future tower.



Jul 19, 2009

"Gaano Kita Kamahal" Scenes in Bluewave Marquinton

Your Song Presents "Gaano Kita Kamahal" showed scenes taken from Bluewave Marquinton, namely, the benches at the 2nd floor facing Yellow Cab and Mendez, and the 3rd floor in front of Timezone and the cinemas.

Your Song Presents: Gaano Kita Kamahal is the tenth season of Your Song, a weekly series every Sunday aired at ABS-CBN after ASAP.

Maricar Reyes (Amy) and Sid Lucero (Obet) are seen in various parts of the mall searching for Obet's child, Quintin Alyana (Josh). Also in the series are Jodi Sta Maria as Carmela, Rey "PJ" Abellana as Leo, Bettina Carlos as Jessa Mae, Boom Labrusca , Aldred Gatchalian as Caloy and Regine Angeles.

Joey Pepperoni Now Open At Bluewave Marquinton

Joey Pepperoni is now open to serve you at Bluewave Marquinton Robinsons side. Located at the ground floor between Mercury Drug and Rai Rai Ken is the authentic pizza and pasta restaurant.

I was hinting before that it would occupy the former space of Super Bowl of China which recently closed. That's why it was a pleasant surprise to see them open just in front of the Robinsons Supermarket.

As a brackgrounder, Joey Pepperoni is the brain child of Mr. Joey Concepcion, President of RFM Corporation, which has a wide array of food and beverage brands. Now, Joey Pepperoni Pizzeria has engaged the culinary services and savvy of Chef Giorgio A. Bucciarelli, a Milan, Italy-raised Master Pizzaiolo-Italian Executive Chef who was formerly with Don Bosco Pizza, Pasta, Gelato and Culinary School.

One of their ongoing promos is Pasta All You Can ! All Day, Everyday. For only P150., you can get a free unlimited refill of pasta with 3 choices: carbonara, pesto or meat sauce.

Check out their numerous variation of tasty pizzas and delectable pastas.
Jul 18, 2009

Marikina River Rises due to Continued Rains

Typhoon "Isang" has caused heavy rains all over the Metro. Even though Metro Manila isn't directly affected by the storm as there is no storm signal over the National Capitol Region, the non-stop rains over the last few days has caused the Marikina river to rise beyond normal levels.

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that "Isang" was moving toward Hong Kong and southern China, with winds whipping at 95 kilometers per hour.

Residents near the river banks of San Mateo and Marikina have been heavily affected as waters have risen from knee-deep to chest-high. Affected families have been evacuated to the Nangka public school.

The Marikina RiverPark has doubled in width and the walkways on both sides of the river have been submerged. Floods and high waters are expected to subside as long as the rainfall decreases.
Jul 7, 2009

Burger King Marcos Highway Parking Updates

Burger King Marcos Highway has been a popular stop over for a quick meal at any time of the day being open 24 hours. They've added additional parking too at the side to accommodate to more customers.

Some customers (or non-customers) though have abused the parking lot which is why Burger King started implementing parking tickets for customers.

Parking is free for the first 2 hours as long as you have your ticket validated at the counter upon purchase. If you exceed 2 hours, a whopping P300. charge will be required. Tickets also without any validation will be charged a parking fee of P300.

The hefty fee serves as a prevent measure for motorists parking too long or worse, leaving their cars at the parking lot for personal use without dining or purchasing from Burger King.

Burger King Marcos Highway is located at Block 29, Lot 1, 2-A, 3 and 4 corner Pambuli St. Marcos Highway, Marikina City.
Jul 5, 2009

Maxim Autograph Signing at SM City Marikina

Jackie Rice visits SM City Marikina for a Maxim autograph signing on July 3, 2009 3pm at the Atrium. Get a copy of your magazine and have the beautiful Jackie Rice sign your copy today.
Jul 2, 2009

Katipunan Road - Victim of Flash Floods

Marikina City is a valley with with the elevated Antipolo, San Mateo and Quezon City all lying around its boundaries. Even with the presence of the Marikina River, it's not enough to handle the additional downpour of water from nearby areas when it rains and even if it doesn't heavily rain in Marikina City, some places could be subject to flooding due to rushing waters from the mountains.

One of the commonly flooded areas is the stretch of Katipunan Road in Concepcion Dos. This main artery serving as a shortcut from Sumulong Highway to Marikina Heights is subject to flash floods during the rainy season. The waters usually are knee-high during initial flash floods but could go up to waist level at its deepest during extreme weather conditions.


Katipunan Road has been a problem flooding area for decades. Two hospitals, namely, SDS Medical Center and Immaculate Concepcion Hospital, are right at the center of the flood which stretches from the corner of Tangerine St. to Rainbow St. The floods extend to Aquamarine St. and Russet St. rendering them virtually impassable to light vechicles.

The major improvement through the past years is that the flash flood easily disappears in 1-2 hours as soon as the rains stop. Being a main road though, it causes a major standstill as motorists park their cars at the Katipunan-Sumulong road while waiting for the waters to subside. Let's hope Marikina doesn't experience much flooding this rainy season.

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